Alright, here is the first chapter of my new multi-chaptered fic. I don't wanna give anything really important away, but I will say that the first three chapters will be a bit boring, but things will pick up by the fourth chapter. I hope you don't fall asleep until that chapter comes, and hopefully you'll like it enough to review.
Warning: The following story is rated M due to language, some drug use, intense violence, and some lemons with a few of them being slightly disturbing, as well as a possible yuri lemon scene. Each chapter with a lemon scene will have a warning for everyone to see. Viewer discretion is advised.
I don't know how often I'll be able to update, but I'm hoping to do at least one chapter a week. I'm going to be very busy in the upcoming weeks because I'll be tied up with college courses. So I'll try my best in the meantime, and hopefully be able to do at least one chapter of "Deranged Crack Tales" each week as well. "Tormented Soul" will be on a temporary hiatus until further notice.
Disclaimer: I do not own Digimon, nor will I ever.
The sky was overcast with a dreary darkness, indicating that a chance of rain was more than likely. Glancing out the window, twenty-one year-old J.P. Shibayama continued to steer the vehicle down the deserted road, not exactly thrilled about the aspect of rain.
"Figures," he muttered. "The entire week was sunny and clear, but today it looks shitty out."
"That's because we're just that fucking lucky," Takuya Kanbara replied with a bitter chuckle. "Do you honestly think that we would actually have the privilege of traveling in nice weather?"
The twenty year-old brunette was seated in the front passenger seat beside J.P. Takuya gazed at the blackening sky, not at all surprised by the sudden change in the atmosphere.
"Well, it would be nice to not get stuck in the rain," Kouji Minamoto added as he rolled his eyes. "But of course, you know damn well that we will be."
Like Takuya, he was twenty years old, as were his twin brother Kouichi Kimura, and their friend Zoe Orimoto. Kouji was behind Takuya, on the seat beside eighteen year-old Tommy Himi. Kouichi and Zoe were on the backseats of the van, where the blond girl remained silent as she watched the scenery pass them by. Kouichi looked at Zoe with worry, already knowing the reason for her gloomy behavior. Yet instead of attempting to comfort her, as he had been trying to do for the past few weeks, he decided to just leave her be for the time being.
"Did the weather report say anything about rain?" Tommy questioned. "Last time I checked, it said that everything would be mostly clear with only a few clouds."
"No, it didn't mention rain when I checked the forecast this morning," J.P. replied. "But you know how quickly the weather can change. You can only trust meteorologists so much."
Takuya smirked and sat back in seat comfortably. "They're usually wrong half the time, so I hardly even bother checking the weather nowadays."
The brunette was wearing tan khaki pants, a red t-shirt, a black long-sleeved shirt that was unbuttoned, and black and red sneakers. His dark brown hair was slightly messy, as he had run his hand through it a few times in aggravation.
"Yeah, all you care about are the sports updates. 'Shut up, I'm checking the score'," Kouji teased in a mocking voice to imitate Takuya.
The long-haired twin had on blue jeans, a yellow t-shirt, a blue jacket, and blue sneakers. His trademark bandana was secured on his head, and he kicked his foot out to hit the back of Takuya's seat.
"And move your seat up," he added.
"First off all, I don't sound like that, so shut up," Takuya snapped. "And second off, I'll lean back as far as I please."
With that, he reclined even further, causing his friend to groan in annoyance. Kouji tried to push the seat back forward, but found his attempts futile. Instead, he kicked it a second time.
"Move, Dumbass," he snarled.
J.P. looked at them both sharply before reverting his eyes back on the road. "Stop fucking around, you two. My mom was nice enough to let us borrow her van so that all of us could fit. And I'm sure she wouldn't appreciate it if you guys messed up her seat. So knock it off."
"Sorry," Takuya and Kouji mumbled unanimously.
"It's okay, I just don't want anything to get fucked up," he replied.
J.P. had lost some of his weight from his childhood, though he was still the largest and tallest of his friends. He was wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans, and black and white sneakers.
"It was probably a bad idea for Kouji to be put behind Takuya," Tommy speculated. "If they act up, I'll trade seats with Kouji."
The youngest boy of the group, Tommy was wearing tan pants, a white t-shirt, a gray jacket, and new white sneakers. He was the peacemaker of the group, followed by Kouichi, though the short-haired twin occasionally liked to purposely rile up his brother and Takuya to piss them off.
"You're making us feel like we're kids," Takuya grumbled, pulling his seat back up so that it was no longer practically on top of Kouji.
"Well, you're kind of acting like kids," Tommy pointed out. "Just calm down and try to relax. If things go smoothly, we'll get to the cabin within an hour and a half."
The six friends had decided to rent a cabin for the long weekend, wanting to get away from the hectic bustle of Shibuya. As much as they liked the city, it was necessary to get away every so often. All of them had agreed to pitch in and split the cost of renting a cabin for four days, which would take them a total of two and a half hours to get to. Yet so far, the traveling time felt as though it had tripled, especially with the constant bickering between Takuya and Kouji. Although best friends, the two knew exactly how to get on each other's cases.
Kouichi sighed, gazing out the window wistfully. "I wish we would get there sooner. But it'll be worth it once we get there. Right, Zoe?"
He had on a red t-shirt with a dark green jacket over it, light blue jeans, and blue and white sneakers. His hair was much shorter than his brother's, but other than the that, they were identical in appearance.
"Hm?" Zoe snapped out of her daze, realizing that she had been spoken to. "Um, yeah."
She flashed Kouichi a half-smile, before diverting her attention down to floor of the van. The blond was wearing a lavender halter top, low-rise blue jeans, and white sneakers with three light purple stripes on each one. Her long golden hair cascaded down to the middle of her back, just barely reaching the low back of her halter. Her emerald eyes seemed rather dull compared to how they usually were.
"Well, let's just hope we can get there before it rains," J.P. said in a low voice. "I can drive in the rain obviously, but I'd rather not."
Just then, Takuya felt a vibration in his right pocket, realizing it to be his cell phone. He dug it out, taking a moment as it got caught inside his pocket.
"Dammit," he muttered, before pulling it out and answering it. "Hello?"
"Hey, Taki," the girl on the other end said in a sultry voice. "How's your trip so far?"
Takuya smiled, recognizing the voice of his girlfriend. "Hey, Miharu. It's going alright, I guess. Kouji's being a pain in the ass, but what else is new?"
"Asshole," his disgruntled friend growled.
Miharu chuckled softly. "I hope he's not annoying you too much."
"Eh, you get used to it after awhile," Takuya replied nonchalantly, only to feel a kick to the back of his seat.
"Kouji," J.P. warned, glaring back at him in the rearview mirror. "What did I just say about kicking the seats?"
Kouji groaned and folded his arms across his chest. "Sorry, jeez..."
"Anyway," Miharu continued. "It sucks that I couldn't have gone with you guys. It sounds like that weekend would've been fun, and the two of us could've spent some quality time together."
"I know, but I'll make it up to you when we get back, okay? I would've loved for you to come along, but there just wasn't enough room with the six of us and all of our luggage," the brunette told his girlfriend.
The girl paused for a moment, before asking him a question in a lowered voice. "She isn't going with you guys, is she?"
"Huh?" Takuya blinked in confusion. "What are you talking about?"
"You know what I'm talking about," Miharu scoffed. "Her. That blond girl, Zoe. Is she with you guys?"
He fidgeted in his seat, resisting the urge to glance back at Zoe. "Well, yeah. Is that a problem?"
"Taki, we've already talked about this. I told you that if you want to continue on seeing me, you have to break off your friendship with Zoe," she said angrily. "I just don't trust the two of you being together, and now you're gonna be alone with her for four fucking days. I'm not happy about this."
"You have nothing to worry about. I said that I'd make it up to you when we get back, alright? But my reception is starting to break up," Takuya told her. "I'll call you in a few hours."
Miharu sighed in contempt. "Fine, I'll talk to you then. Remember what I said; it's either her or me. Think about it."
"I will. I love you, bye." The brunette could hear the line breaking up even further.
"Love you, too. Bye, Taki." She hung up a moment later.
Kouji snorted as Takuya stuffed his phone back into his pocket. "What was all that about? Miharu get her panties into a twist again?"
"She's just upset that she couldn't go with us," Takuya replied. "And I would appreciate it if you didn't make remarks like that about her."
"Okay, okay. I'm only kidding." Kouji rolled his eyes in disgust.
He had never been crazy about Miharu, and the feeling was mutual. In his opinion, the girl was vain, shallow, and self-centered. He also didn't like the fact that she despised Zoe for even being friends with Takuya, as she was jealous of their bond. While she and Takuya had only been dating for six months, Takuya and Zoe had known each other for almost ten years. Yet as much as he disliked Miharu, Kouji kept most of his comments to himself since Takuya was his best friend. He could only hope that Takuya would break up with ther girl and finally get together with Zoe. However, the chances of that happening seemed to be growing more and more unlikely with each passing day.
Takuya and Zoe were hardly on speaking terms with each other, a factor that had gradually began to take place ever since Takuya began to date Miharu but had grown considerably worse over the past month. Zoe felt herself dying a bit more on the inside each day as she watched Miharu take advantage of the guy she had been in love with since she was ten years old. But like Kouji and her other three friends, she kept quiet about how she truly felt about Takuya's relationship with Miharu. She wanted him to be happy, even if it cost her her own happiness. The last thing she wanted to do was to completely destroy her already rocky friendship with him.
"You alright?" Kouichi asked her softly, noticing her melancholy expression.
"Yeah, I'm fine," she told him nonchalantly as she recomposed herself. "Really."
The short-haired twin knew better though, and caught the misery in her eyes. He reached over and gave her hand a light squeeze, flashing her a quick smile for reassurance. Zoe swallowed the lump in her throat and began to tell him that she was okay. Yet before she could finish, the sound of heavy raindrops suddenly banged against the windshield and the roof of the car.
"Dammit," J.P. cursed. "Fucking rain couldn't hold off for a little while longer..."
"Do you want me to drive, J.P.?" Takuya asked. "I don't mind driving in the rain."
His hefty friend smirked and shook his head. "Oh, I can drive in the rain perfectly fine. I just wish that it hadn't started until later on. I'm okay to drive in shitty weather."
He turned on the windshield wipers as the droplets fell at a quicker rate, and a low boom of thunder could be heard in the distance. Although it was mid-day, the darkness of the sky would've made the average person to think it was dusk.
"How much longer did you say until we get to cabin?" Kouji inquired dully.
"An hour and a half," Tommy responded, grimacing as he stared at the sky. "But with this rain, it'll probably take even longer if the roads get slippery."
J.P. sighed in irritation, but continued to drive the van at a steady pace. Soon the soft clatter of hail could be heard with the mixture of rain, banging off the glass like tiny rocks.
"It ain't a storm unless there's hail," he remarked dryly. "Just fucking beautiful..."
"Well, if it gets bad enough, we can pull over," Kouichi suggested. "If the weather continues to be a bitch, it might be safer if we pull over and just wait until the storm passes. We should be safe inside the van."
His brother snorted. "Not if the hail grows larger. Sure, we'd be okay if there was only rain. But if that fucking hail keeps up, it could damage the car."
J.P. banged on the steering wheel in frustration. "God, I hope not. My mother will be pissed if this thing is damaged."
"I'm sure her insurance will cover weather related damages," Takuya pointed out. "She'll be more worried about the well-being of her baby boy instead of her car."
"Quiet, or you'll be walking the rest of the way." J.P. increased the momentum of the wipers as the rain and hail poured down even harder. "Shit..."
He drove for the next five minutes, his speed dropping drastically as he squinted through the windshield. J.P. muttered a few obsceneties under his breath, being careful not to slide on the soaked pavement. The size of the hail seemed to be growing larger, and Kouji thought he saw one the size of an average rock. They bounced off against the glass, the sound banging in everyone's ears.
"I gotta pull over," J.P. told his friends as he began to veer off to the side of the road. "It's too dangerous to continue driving in these conditions. I can't see a damn thing..."
Yet as he neared the edge, one of the tires slid into a muddy pothole, causing the vehicle to become stuck in place. He switched the gears into reverse and attempted to back out of the hole, but found that he could not. Swearing, J.P. put the van back in drive and tried to drive out of it that way. Yet no matter what he did, he found that he could not get out of the pothole.
"Dammit!" J.P. stopped the car, hitting the steering wheel a second time. "We're stuck."
"Why don't we just go out and push it out? I'm sure that if the five of us guys push, we can get it out of the pothole," Takuya suggested.
Kouji scoffed, looking at his friend like he had ten heads. "Go out in this weather? Are you crazy? Let's just wait until it stops raining like this."
"You're such a princess," the brunette replied with contempt. "If we wait, then we could be stuck out here for hours."
"No, Kouji has a point," J.P. intervened. "Even if we do go out and push it, we'll still have to wait for the weather to let up before we can continue driving. And we're off to the side of the road enough where no one will collide into us. It would be better for us to wait a bit before trying to get out."
He put his hazard lights on to alert oncoming drivers, though they hadn't passed another car in nearly thirty minutes. Even so, it was better safe than sorry.
"So now we're just gonna wait here? This sucks," Takuya mumbled as he crossed his arms.
Tommy shrugged. "Sorry, Takuya. It's really the only thing we can do right now."
For the next few minutes, the group of friends sat in the van in complete silence, as the radio was too full of static to be heard clearly. The rain seemed to let up ever-so-slightly, but the hail continued to shower down at an alarming rate. To everyone's horror, one piece in particular slammed down onto the upper right corner of the windshield, causing the glass to crack.
"This isn't good," J.P. mused. "And because of that crack, the van's starting to leak."
Kouichi groaned. "Now what are we gonna do? It's pretty dangerous to be sitting in a car if the windshield could get smashed by a shitload of hail. The glass could shatter and spray all over us."
"Well, then what do you propose we do?" Kouji growled at his brother. "Just get out and let ourselves get drenched and hit by boulder-sized pieces of hail?"
"We're gonna have to find some alternative to shelter," the older twin pointed out. "If we don't, then we could get hurt if the glass does end up shattering."
As the words left his mouth, another crack appeared in the windshield, causing even more water to dribble into the vehicle.
"Okay, I'm with Kouichi on this one," Tommy said with a sigh. "We better get out of the car."
"You guys are idiots," Kouji snarled as everyone got ready to get out of the van. "What are we supposed to do? Just wander around in the fucking rain?"
Takuya shrugged. "Well, if you want to stay here and cut into bits by tiny shards of glass, then by all means, go ahead. I'm getting outta here."
With that, the brunette got out of the vehicle, with everyone but Kouji following suit. Zoe had grabbed hold of her small black purse, holding it above her head in an attempt to protect herself a bit from the hail.
"Damn, now I wish that I had brought a purse along with me," Kouichi joked, becoming drenched in the rain. "Kouji, are you coming or not?"
Muttering a few obsceneties under his breath, Kouji stepped out of the van, joining his friends outside. "Okay, now what?"
"Just look around for something that looks like it could keep us dry," J.P. told him, grimacing as more cracks were banged into the windshield. "Fucking hail..."
The six of them jogged through the downpour, Zoe now clutching her purse to her chest since it hardly offered any protection. The cold water chilled her to the bone, and soon she was soaked along with everyone else. There were hardly any trees in the area, and the ones that were around were too small to provide them any shelter.
"So...friggen...cold," Kouichi stammered through chattering teeth.
Takuya hugged himself as a gust of wind swept by. "Better than getting bits of glass embedded into our skin."
Miserable and freezing, the six friends trudged along through the horrid weather, wincing as chunks of hail fell onto them. J.P. flinched as one scratched his forehead, drawing a bit of blood. The blood was quickly washed away by the rain, disappearing from sight.
"I hate you guys," Kouji grumbled, squinting his eyes to see. "Where the hell are we supposed to find shelter out here? We're in the middle of fucking nowhere!"
"Wait a second!" Tommy pointed in the distance. "I see lights! There must be a house or a building down there. Let's go see if someone can help us."
Normally, they would've been uncomfortable about knocking on a complete stranger's door for assistance. Yet with the freezing rain, the the gusty wind, and the hard chunks of hail crashing into them, they were more than willing to do so. They rushed forward through the storm, going as fast as they could. Kouichi hissed as a large piece of hail struck him on his left eyebrow.
"We're getting there," Takuya said, using his arms to block the weather. "Just a bit further."
Zoe was beside him as a huge gust blew right at them, causing her to fall backward. However, Takuya quickly grabbed onto of her before she fell to ground, wrapping his arms around her to keep her supported. The blond wanted to wrench herself free of his grip, but knew that she was likely to be knocked over a second time if she did so. Instead, she allowed him to help her along as they neared a driveway. At the end of the driveway, there was a large mansion, though they were unable to get a clear view of it through the downpour.
A few minutes later, the six of them reached the front door, where Kouji began to pound on it.
"Hey! Is anyone home?" he shouted. "Can somebody help us?"
Kouichi rang the doorbell, shivering from his soaked clothes. He pressed it a few times, praying that someone was home. To everyone's relief, they could hear the sound of a lock unclicking, before the door was yanked open.
"Everyone inside!" a man said loudly. "Quick!"
Without a word, the six of them rushed inside the mansion, grateful to be out of the storm. The hail had grown to the size of golfballs, though luckily no one had been hit by any of such size. As soon as everyone was inside, the owner of the mansion closed the door behind them and locked it, finally freeing them of the horrible weather.
Alrighty, that was the end of the first chapter. Yes, boring, I know. But hey, I gave you a fair warning, so I don't even wanna hear it! *puts in earplugs* Anyway, please review, get a complimentary raffle ticket and have a nice day ^_^ Next chapter should be out within this lifetime!